Boer War (Flash Cards)

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The stance of the newspapers
Majority supported the war - Manc Guardian opposed war - War events benefited newspapers - Daily Mail most popular (supported) - Some critical of government
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Supporters of War
Conservative Party - Liberal Imperialists - Daily Mail & The Times - Khaki Election results - Relief of Mafeking celebrated
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Opponents of War
Section of Liberal Party (inc Leader) - Manc Guardian - The Daily News (after 1901) - Parts of the country (England) - Irish Nationalists - Results of 1906 election (Liberal Landslide)
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Nature of Conflict and British Tactics
British declared war won in 1900 - Boers adopted guerrilla tactics - Scorched Earth introduced - Block houses established - Blockhouses secured territory for British
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War Correspondents
Majority supported war - Defeats still reported - Leadership failures highlighted - Uncritical of war effort - Reports gave insight into the war - Army criticized after Black Week - Hobhouse reported on concentration camps
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The Army and The Press
First war to be censored - Buller didn't cooperate with press - Roberts utilized press for morale maintenance - Heavier censorship in 1900-01
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Concentration Camps
Housed Black Africans and Boer women - Disease rife - Contained 140,000 people at peak - Death rate at 34% in white camps - Black Africans worse off - 20,000 Boers and 12,000 Black Africans died
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Hobhouse's reports and their impact
Horrendous conditions highlighted - Published in Manc Guardian - Many angered by camp conditions - Camps described as barbaric - Fawcett commission supported Hobhouse's findings
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Support for the Empire
Pro-Empire songs and poems written - Periodicals popular - Periodicals encouraged patriotism - Scout movement popular
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Criticisms of the Empire
Motivation of war criticized - War fought for the benefit of the rich - JA Hobson "Empire served upper class"
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Army Reforms
BEF introduced (Haldane) - Organisation of TA improved (Haldane) - Haldane reforms improved British Army - Organisation improved (Esher) - Training improved (Esher) - Better weapons created (Esher)
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Social Reforms
Medical checks for school kids - Free school meals - National Insurance introduced - Exploitation of workers restricted
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Card 2

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Conservative Party - Liberal Imperialists - Daily Mail & The Times - Khaki Election results - Relief of Mafeking celebrated

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Supporters of War

Card 3

Front

Section of Liberal Party (inc Leader) - Manc Guardian - The Daily News (after 1901) - Parts of the country (England) - Irish Nationalists - Results of 1906 election (Liberal Landslide)

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

British declared war won in 1900 - Boers adopted guerrilla tactics - Scorched Earth introduced - Block houses established - Blockhouses secured territory for British

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Majority supported war - Defeats still reported - Leadership failures highlighted - Uncritical of war effort - Reports gave insight into the war - Army criticized after Black Week - Hobhouse reported on concentration camps

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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NZLHistory

A very useful set of 12 flashcards with key information / statistics on the main topics. Particularly relevant for Edexcel Unit 2: Experience of Warfare 1854-1929.

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